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Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:07:17 +0200
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Palinopsia bug


As far as I can see this hasn't been posted here yet:

tl;dr It may be possible to read out parts of previous screen states
from the buffer of your graphics card. This can leak data across users,
VMs and survives reboots.

I'd say these are vulnerabilities in the graphics drivers.
It is to be expected that on a multi user system data is not leaked
from one account to another (however there are other situations where
this also happens, e.g. the fact that on vanilla linux users can see
other users processes). A device driver should not leak data across

(and yes, I know this is not new and has been pointed out before - even
more reason to fix it)

Redhat bug:

Haven't found any infos on fixes yet. I think people of affected GPUs
(mine isn't) should report these issues as security vulnerabilities to
their graphics driver developers.

Hanno Böck


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